Star Fruit Can Kill

Hmm~ this is not an April Fool Joke. but a stern reminder to all my fellow bloggers~ We were advised to have a few servings of fruits a day in order to rep the benefits of fruits right? But obviously this is one big No-No fruit to be excluded from your fruity feast~

In Shenzen, more than 10 people who consumes the star fruit had died. And a 66 years old Malaysian who has been suffering from kidney ailment fell into coma after eating the star fruit. Yes, all it takes is one fruit or 100ml of its juice and the ordinarily harmless star fruit transforms poison in a matter of hours for kidney patients. So does it mean, people without kidney problems should be fine with star fruit? My take: Not at all~ prevention is better right?

University Malaya Medical Centre consultant nephrologist said that star fruits contain a neurotoxin which is not present in other fruits. It affects the brain and nerves. In healthy persons, the kidneys filter it out. But for those with kidney problems, this potent toxin cannot be removed and will worsen the consumers' conditions.

The symptoms of star fruit poisoing include: Hiccups, Numbness and weakness, feeling confused, agitation & epileptic fist. The risk of death is high if you are having kidney ailments! But healthy individuals should beware of this fruit's potential toxin too.

It could also cripple your vitality if you are not lucky. So don't take it for granted. It's better to avoid them. So be warned, If you have kidney impairment, do not consume star fruit of star fruit juice~

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January 14, 2010 at 9:19 AM

oh luckily starfruits are in the list of fruits that i don't eat~~ :)


January 14, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Thank you so much for your post.My eldest daughter has a kidney condition. Will take note of that.


p.s been missing you on my blog. care to visit and comment.


January 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Hmmmmm..... i wonder how accurate this info it can be.... waiting for the doctor bloggers to comment about it :P

But then.. it's very rare of me eating starfruits.. more than often, it's just eating banana, lolx


January 14, 2010 at 6:20 PM

got it!
i dont eat that anyway~ Haha!


January 14, 2010 at 10:04 PM

I wonder too. Sounds a little doomsdayish if you're not having problems with your kidneys. There's probably a lot of food you shouldn't eat if you have kidney problems.


January 14, 2010 at 10:15 PM

There's probably a lot of food you shouldn't eat if you have kidney problems. I guess starfruit is one of them.


January 15, 2010 at 7:53 PM

i had see this information before...but i like starfruit very far my kidney is ok i can eat a lot..hehe...